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Embroidery / henna

 

Hi there,

I’ve been experimenting with hand felted felt and embroidery this week – I’ve used embroidery threads to reproduce a henna or mehndi design. Not totally sure about the colours of everything, but will continue to experiment…

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Handmade Felt Items

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Visit my website for these felt items and more!

www.nicolarbell.co.uk

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Tree Army

I think that I gain a certain amount of satisfaction from making lots of things that look very similar.

I’ve just finnished a batch of decorations and am making a start on another. I’ve heard that Testspace in Leeds are thinking of having Christmas craft stalls on Thursdays and weekends during the run up to Christmas, so I think I’m probably going to go into over drive making these within the next couple of weeks! Woo

I felt that the snow flake looked better with silver thread attaching the buttons, so I’ve done that instead

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Snowfelt

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More recent work

 

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Xms tmblr.

Yes… I know…it’s only September. But I’ve already started making stock for this years Christmas Craft events. I enjoyed Slug Low’s event so much last year I hope they do another one!

I’m already booked for the Designer Makers fair on 13th November at Otley Court House and am planning to make some snowmen and angels to go along with the stuff I’ve already made.

Might start using my tumblr more often – I’d forgotten I had it but it’s a nice way to stash away ideas and such

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Woool

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Felt – Messing around with the washing machine

 

Hii!  This is what happened when I experiemented with felt last week:

 

 

Mixing lots of oranges together and then wrapping them up to put them in the machine results in some quite good bangles (as below)

 

The felt beads were made with the tights method mentioned in one of my earlier posts. They need a bit of rolling when they come out of the machine, so it’s  bit time consuming

 

 

I also made this blue felt acorn cup like shape by winding the wool round tightly scrunched up plastic bags and then placing this in tights – I am thinking of making loads in varying sizes and shades and then stringing these together

 

Heres a bracelet I made out of the greens – I used wool and made a loop at the end so it can be undone, but infact its easy enough to just squash them over your wrist actually

 

The only downside to this method is its not so eco friendly if you’re putting a hot wash on to make them felt, so I think I’m going to see ifI can just throw stuff in with an ordinary clothes wash and see if it works as well (I suspect it probably will?)

 

YeAhhh felt.

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